AirGhandi reviews the air pistol HW70 Black Arrow!

By now, every regular reader of my website probably knows that my pistol skills are not the best. Nevertheless, I find air pistols an incredibly exciting topic. Whether CO2 pistols with magazines or simple single-shot spring-piston pistols.

I looked at Weihrauch HW70 in various stores and on the manufacturer’s website many times. Today is the day. I put the pistol to the test.

Technical specifications of Weihrauch HW70

The model presented today is a classic break-barrel air pistol with a ball lock. This is a proven system that enjoys great popularity. You hold the HW70 by the grip and push the barrel down at the front until it locks into place. Then you load a caliber .177 (4.5 mm) pellet into the barrel and close it.

The automatic safety is activated by pushing down the barrel. It prevents the shot from being accidentally released.

On the left side of the air pistol is the release of the safety. At first, you will see a white dot. This means that the safety is on. If you now push the safety catch forward towards the barrel end, HW70 is ready to fire.

The trigger isn’t adjustable. However, it’s easy to use. I measured a trigger weight of 3.23 lbs. (1468 grams).

Once the trigger is pulled, the shot is released. The recoil transmitted to the grip of HW70 is pretty light. Especially newcomers to the pistol shooting hobby will be pleased about that.

The pistol grip is best suited for medium-sized hands. I would say it its perfectly suited for shooters with glove size 8 or 9. I have glove size 10 and it’s still fine for me.

The grip has a nice shape and is suitable for both left- and right-hand shooters.

Different versions of Weihrauch HW70

There are two different versions of the air pistol. I’m testing Weihrauch HW70 Black Arrow today. It doesn’t have open sights and needs to be shot with a scope. You can choose between a pistol scope or a reflex sight, for example. In addition, the pistol has a muzzle brake at the barrel end.

My test pistol came with the Weihrauch 2×20 pistol scope which I mounted on the 11mm prism rail. I really like this combination and had a lot of fun in my test.

The second variant, which can be purchased, is a pistol with open sights. This means it has a front and rear sight. I can imagine that this version will also find a lot of fans. You save a few bucks for the scope or reflex sight.

My conclusion of Weihrauch HW70

High-quality workmanship, no scraping or creaking when cocking, and a smooth recoil make this pistol a real option in the low-price range.

It’s absolutely reliable, precise and feels good in the hand. The weight is really nice.

How do you like Weihrauch HW70?

Are you a handgun shooter or long gun shooter?

Thank you for your time and for visiting my site.

Best wishes!

Yours, Andi

Interesting links:

You can get an overview of all air pistols tested so far HERE. Have fun comparing them!

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Technical data

  • Caliber: .177 (4.5 mm) pellets
  • Shot capacity: Single shot
  • System: Break barrel with ball lock
  • Total length: 14.37” (36.5 cm)
  • Barrel length: 6.29” (16 cm)
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs. (1180 g)
  • Rail for optics: 11 mm prism rail
  • Material grip: Synthetic
  • Safety: automatic
  • Velocity: 125 m/s


My conclusion

What I like:

Feels good in the hand, easy to cock, light recoil

What I don’t like:

I would really like to have a wooden grip…



Recommended for:

recreational shooters, plinkers


approx. 230 €


Here I test the precision at a distance of 11m while the gun sits on a gun rest. The more stars, the better the precision.


Handling is the overall rating of how the rifle can be handled by the shooter. This includes transport, cocking and loading the rifle, handling in prone, kneeling, and standing positions as well as weight and recoil.

Material / Processing:

The materials used and their processing are evaluated here.


The price is approximate and can of course vary depending on the model.

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